Disability Employment Related Websites and Resources
There are numerous Federally-supported websites that provide detailed tools and resources to job seekers with disabilities and employers related to recruiting, hiring, retaining and accommodating these qualified employees. These represent Federal agencies and technical assistance centers that have developed and created user-friendly videos, toolkits, guides and other information to assist the job seeker or employer.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Through its ten regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's (DOL) FY 2001 appropriation and is a sub-cabinet level policy agency within DOL. ODEP funds a number of technical assistance centers that support the employment of adults and youth with disabilities as well as policy initiatives that further economic and social integration of these individuals.
Disability.gov is the U.S. federal government's website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) website for People with Disabilities offers resources to help individuals with disabilities start, grow and manage a small business. Starting a business can be a great opportunity for many people with disabilities to meet career aspirations and goals and owning your own business can provide benefits such as work flexibility and financial stability.
Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 1990, the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) is a centrally funded program that provides assistive technology (AT) and reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities and wounded Service members. Although CAP provides direct support to federal staff it has numerous training videos and resources that are relevant to any employer or individual seeking accommodation for the diverse workplace needs and disability requirements.
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